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Protests have continued for another night in Barcelona, over a week since the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél. Around 500 people took to the streets last night on Plaza del doctor Letamendi, calling for the immediate release of the artist. Meanwhile counter protests by members of a far-right group also took place on Plaza Artós, […]

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his coalition partner Pablo Iglesias are to hold talks next week in an effort to resolve differences that have grown between both parties. The government have been under internal pressure following on from disagreements over policy, with some members of the executive openly criticising other members over comments made. The […]

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has voted to strip former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont of their political immunity. In a session held yesterday, the committee voted 15 in favour – 8 against, to a request issued by the Spanish Supreme Court to strip three JxCat MEPs – Carles Puigdemont, Toni Comín […]

The Ministry of Health has said it is monitoring the spread of the seven variants of the coronavirus across Spain. In an update issued yesterday, the Ministry said that to date 916 cases of a variant of the virus which causes Covid-19 have been detected across the country. The British, South African and Brazilian variants […]

Engineering and renewables company Abengoa has requested bankruptcy after failing to reach an agreement with creditors. The Seville based firm has requested voluntary insolvency after a proposed restructuring plan to tackle Abengoa’s 6 billion euro debt mountain, unravelled after the Andalusian regional government withdrew an offer of 20 million euros in funding as part of […]

Spain’s first hydrogen powered bus has begun service in Madrid – after being launched by the regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso. The trial service will run initially until the last three months of the year, and is being investigated to determine if it could be a solution for public transport in the future. The almost […]

Violent protests over the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasél have continued over the weekend, as further riots broke out across parts of Spain. Saturday night saw 38 arrests in the Catalan region after store fronts were broken and reports of some looting took place. Regional business groups have called for local authorities including all parties […]

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has announced that coronavirus restrictions in Tenerife will increase to level 2, whilst Gran Canaria will see their level of restriction move down to the same level. Lanzarote is to remain at level 4, whilst Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera & La Palma will […]

A wildfire that has destroyed over 2000 hectares of woodland in the Basque and Navarra regions has been stabilised, according to officials in the region. The fire, which was reported on Saturday, spread rapidly due to strong winds in the region. Firefighters are hoping to bring the fire under control in the coming days, with […]

Guardia Civil in Segovia have launched an investigation after a bus driver was spotted using a mobile phone for making voice and video calls whilst driving his vehicle. Officers have questioned a 33-year-old man in connection to videos posted on social media networks. The driver was spotted last November using his phone by a passenger, […]